Aug 11, 2011

Marketplace for August 11, 2011

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Marketplace for August 11, 2011

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In China, signs translated into English baffle

Aug 11, 2011
With rising tourism, more Chinese signs are translated into English, often inaccurately. Some call the resultant puzzling hybrid "Chinglish."

Speculators put France under pressure

Aug 11, 2011
France enjoys a AAA credit rating, but speculators are pressuring the Gallic republic, which they see as the Eurozone's next weakest link

First moves from the Colbert Super PAC

Aug 11, 2011
In Iowa, the shadowy Stephen Colbert-run political action committee rears its head

Social media speeds up market rumors

Aug 11, 2011
Add Twitter to the flow of market-moving information -- and misinformation. That's making the trading day more complicated
An audience member uses an iPhone to send a tweet during an online Twitter town hall meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama from the East Room of the White House July 6, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
Brendan Smialowski/Getty Images

Cisco Systems reports solid earnings

Aug 11, 2011
But there's a dark side to its report -- the U.S. government.

How the downgrade is affecting you

Aug 11, 2011
Everyday Americans tell us how the U.S. credit downgrade is impacting their lives.

Measuring people's anxieties over the markets

Aug 11, 2011
The Market Volatility Index, or the VIX, quite literally measures how investors are feeling about the stock markets -- which these days is pretty volatile. Its inventor discusses how the chart works

Music from the episode

The Fun Powder Plot Wild Beasts
The Fun Powder Plot Wild Beasts
What's Crazy Oddisee, J-Live, Stik Figa
What's Crazy Oddisee, J-Live, Stik Figa
This Is Our Lot Wild Beasts
This Is Our Lot Wild Beasts